Jayne Weiss, MD, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, is the lead author of an editorial about inaccuracies in the medical literature that medical professionals rely upon to diagnose corneal dystrophies, as well as a free resource that provides correct information. The paper […]Continue Reading ...
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice. AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training TUESDAY, […]Continue Reading ...
Professor Pietro Ghezzi, RM Phillips Chair in Experimental Medicine at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Credit: Brighton and Sussex Medical School Research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has found that websites by cosmetic surgery providers offer incomplete information to perspective patients. A study performed by Laura Manley, a fourth year medical student, […]Continue Reading ...
The age-old adage “I’ll sleep on it” has proven to be scientifically sound advice, according to a new study which measured changes in people’s brain activity and responses before and after a nap. The findings, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, support the advice which suggests that a period of sleep may help weighing […]Continue Reading ...
Should researchers inform research participants, if they discover genetic disease risks in the participants? Yes, many would say, if the information is helpful to the participants. However, the value of complex genetic risk information for individuals is uncertain. In a PhD thesis from Uppsala University, Jennifer Viberg Johansson suggests that this uncertainty needs to be […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Claire Williams from Evergreen Life, at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2018, discussing the importance of patient empowerment and how technology is allowing the health service to take a more holistic approach to care. Why is it important to empower patients with the ability to take control of their health […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers A study comparing the evidence and recommendation levels of pregnancy information in new prescription drug labeling found significant discrepancies in labeling information among the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Korea. Inconsistent labeling information may hinder informed decision making and optimal patient care, according to the authors of […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 — The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has announced the launch of an app for easy access to research-based information on the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. HerbList allows users to access information about the science of more than 50 popular herbs and […]Continue Reading ...
Customers at chain restaurants throughout the United States will start to see more menus that list calorie counts for different food options on the list, but will this motivate people to order healthier items? The new information on menus is the result of an Affordable Care Act rule that was formally implemented on May 7, […]Continue Reading ...
Research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has found that websites by cosmetic surgery providers offer incomplete information to perspective patients. A study performed by Laura Manley, a fourth year medical student, and Professor Pietro Ghezzi, RM Phillips Chair in Experimental Medicine at BSMS, investigated the first 200 websites returned by a Google search […]Continue Reading ...
Bacteria are very sneaky in their efforts to develop resistance to antibiotics. Some strains of bacteria package up the genetic instructions for how they defend themselves and cause disease, and pass this information on to neighbouring, naïve, bacteria – essentially gifting their colleagues with the defences they need to survive against our medical armoury of […]Continue Reading ...
Many everyday tasks require people to represent and combine information from multiple sources. For example, when a person checks the rearview mirror while driving it is important that they maintain information about how far they are from the car in front of them. This information is stored in working memory, a limited-capacity system that allows […]Continue Reading ...
July 27, 2018 Medical errors are estimated to cause 250,000 deaths per year in the US. Previously, research on admitted patients suggested that errors are due to the way doctors process the data they have about patients – in other words, doctors have the right information, but might not act on it in the best […]Continue Reading ...
July 17, 2018 Pregnancy Information Across Four Countries A study comparing the evidence and recommendation levels of pregnancy information in new prescription drug labeling found significant discrepancies in labeling information among the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Korea. Inconsistent labeling information may hinder informed decision making and optimal patient care, according to the […]Continue Reading ...
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